As many as 15% of college athletes with coronavirus suffer from myocarditis

An important reminder to all those people who want to “let them play.”

UPI reports

Up to 15% of college athletes experience heart inflammation after battling COVID-19, a study published Friday by JAMA Cardiology found. The unpublished results have been reported by sports media outlets for weeks.

In the analysis, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, revealed evidence of myocarditis in four of 26 football, soccer, lacrosse and basketball players as well as track and field athletes, the researchers said.

You won’t find 15% of college athletes who had the flu experiencing inflammation of the heart.

You won’t find 15% of college athletes who had a concussion experiencing inflammation of the heart.

You won’t find 15% of college athletes who had a broken bone experiencing inflammation of the heart.

I’m not advocating that college athletes stop doing what they love. I am asking that they (and all of us who call ourselves sports fans) reconsider how important their sports season is with a virus the medical community is still trying to understand.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.